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    September 16, 2010
    11:30 - 12:00pm PDT  

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♪ sky 7 shows you the aftermath of a deadly car crash in downtown san jose following a chase by the chp. if you look under that tree, you can see the car rolled on its side. >> there were four young men in the car, two killed. when the car crashed on east st. james street at north 6th street. karina rusk joins us with more. >> well, cheryl, this is considered a crime scene and the san jose police have actually been here since just after 1:30 this morning. take a look.
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they are n clearing away most of the debray. a san jose police suppose person told me the driver of the car is 19-year-old jose antonio hernandez. he was treated for minor injuries at the hopital and then booked into the santa clara county jail on several charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter. the two passengers in his backseat of the green ford explorer died in this hoific crash. the passenger in the front seat suffered moderate injuries and is at a local hospital. the chp is not commenting yet on whether this was an actual pursuit or chase but police say a chp unit did make contact with the driver of the explorer at st. james and notre dame which is about eight blocks from here. the driver took off and lost control of hills car here at st. james an fifth street slamming into a parked jeep cherokee and then careened forward. >> after collidi with that vehicle,t continued eastbound
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and struck a utility trailer, a little box trailer travels attached to a pickup truck, i believe a ford pickup truck. with that, with the impact being so great, the trailer continued forward and it actually push the pickup truck forward as well and it detached, separated from the hitch. >> so there are no speeds yet but you can see the force that was happening and result just a mangled mess. actually when you look at it, it's amazing that anyone survived. again, the chp is not commenting yet on whether this was a pursuit. the driver jose hernandez was charged with felony, driving under the ience and evading officers as well as though two charges of vehicular manslahter. now, you may remember it was in july that there was a chp chase of a driver not far from here actually. in that situation the driver of the suspect car did crash into another car carrying a mom and
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her children and a 15-year-old girl died in that crash. reporting live from san se, karina rusk, abc 7 news. >> thank you. san mateo county and state officials are sending out a big warning this morning to the san bruno fire victims. watch out for scam artists trying to take advantage of you as you rebuild. authorities are alrdy seen some cases. terry sweeney joins us live from san bruno city hall, the scene of a news conference. terry? >> you expect tough talk from the san bruno police department and from the san mateo county d.a.'s office, and we had that this morning. but how about from the department of insurance. the state department of insurance saying that they will use their police powers to arrest contractors out here who are not liceed. the message is unified. if you don't have a license to build, don't bother coming. the san bruno's neighborhood. scott and connie bushman have a house in need of fixing up, the bubbles from the intense heat last week.
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the house may need foundation work. >> we're going to ask for a home inspection to make sure the foundation is okay. either the house shifted just a hair or a little cement -- >> they received a sheet of vice on what to do and a list of licensed contractors from pg&e on w to do it with. but the ci of san bruno's initially property damage estimate of $31 million is certainly an enticing amount for scam artis ready to swoop down for a dishonest payday. that's why the district attorney, san bruno p. d. and insurance departmt and conacted state license board are warning fire victims, don't be victimized again and warning scam contractors, don't even try. >> whave a concerted enforcementment. we have sweep operations, ongoing with those. if you try to come to this area to get work without a license, you're potentially going to face a felony charge. >> we want to make sure they have approprte insurances so
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it doesn't fall on the homeowner again to be liable for any injuries, liability on their behalf. >> the effort to educate fire victims and protect them fro unscrupulous contractors is anotherffort much appreciated by the bushmans. >> it's great. let know we're not going to get ripped off by someone that comes to fix the hou. >> an update now on the condition of some of the victims of last thursday's fire. eight were at the saint frans hospital burn unit yet. one was released yesterday. of the seven remaining, four are in critical condition, one serious and two are in fair condition at the st. francis burn unit in san francisco. if you're going to be doing anymore than $500 worth of construction work in th glenview neighborhood, you have to have a contract, a contractor's licens and if you don't they're going to come after you and they plan to arrest you. terry mcsweeneys,abc 7 news. >> house speaker nancy pelosi
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talked about th san bruno fire in washington this morng. >> our prayers are with those who lost the loved ones. our prayers for those especially first responders, our firefighters and our law enforcement officers who came to the rescue and i commend the leader shift in the city of sa bruno. >> pelosi has said the bay area congressional delegation will work closely with local leaders to make sure all necsary assistance gets t victims. >> today the remnants of the destrod pipe from san bruno are arriving at the national transportationafety board lab in ashburn, virginia. here the investigators say they plan to reassemble the pieces and te the components in an effort to unrstand exactly what led to last week's explosion and fire. the ntsb said a final report on that blast could take a to complete. and you can find fire dispatch audio recordings from the night the fire brokeout as well as resources for residents and infmation on how to help.
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on our website at abc7news.com. well, students at an elementary school in san bruno are being sent home for the day after reports of a gas smell in the school rattled a lot of nerves. police and firefighte chose to evacuate the childr after getting the first report of a gas smell this morning. pg&e investigators now belie the smell was the result of a heater being turned on after not having been used for a while. students moved off to miles drive where parents are arriving to pick them up antake them home. >> the danger has just ended at a prestigious hospital in baltore, maryland. a gunman who shot a doctor at johns hopkins hospital has just been shot and killed by police. all the developments from the news room. >> th just came down in the past 20 minutes. we've just received word that the gunman has shot himself and a relative inside a baimore hospital after a three and a half hour standoff. let's take a live picture from
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baltimore right now. this unfolded just after 8:00 this morng when police say the suspect shot a doctor on the 8th floor of the hospital. authoritiesmmediately evacuated parts of thehospital. other parts went into lockdown. the doctor went into surge right away for a gunshot wound to the stomach. officials say he has non-li-threatening injuries. there's no wd on a motive or if the gunman had any relationship with that doctor but one report said the suspect was upset for the medical treatment for his mother. there's another report the suspect was baicaded in a room with his mom or relative but police would not confirm that. during the entire standoff, police were so confident they had the situatio undered controlthe hospital was still open for business. the emergency room was also still open for business but patients were encouraged to stay in their rooms. johns hopkins is a major hospital in baltimo, 1700 full-time doors. again just receiving word the gunman has shot and killed
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himself and a relative after a three and a half hour standoff at johns hopkins hospal in baltimore. that's the latest here. live in the news room, i'm genalnal wang. >> thanks very much. investigators i concord are going through the evidence following an early morning shooting involving two of their officers. police say a man was walking on clayton road around 2:30 in the morning when police tried to stop him. they believe he was a suspect wanted for robbery. the man ran off, there was a brief chase, he pulled ou a gun and that's when offics shot at him. >> they drove off and got out of their car. i don't know the exact sequence of events but a weapon was produced and shots we fired by the offirs. he's a mal the question was asked hoold. he's a male in his early twenties. >> as we don't have a report on the gunman's condition, none of the officers was injured. >> a new snap shop of the bay area real esta market shows a mixed picture. sales plunged further but prices rise. we'll break down the figures.
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changes to their retirement plan. they say the changes will cut benefits for low wage workers and raise benefits for the highe earners. the u.c. system is tryinto bridge a $21 billion gap in its pension and retirement plan. >> today marks day 78 of the state's budget stamate. that's the longest california has ever gone without a spending plan. democrats and republicansemain in a standoff over whether new taxes or more spending cuts are needed to close california's $19 billion deficit. legislative leaders warn the budget mess may not be resolved until afr the november election. the state controller has warned he may have to start issuing iou's before thend of the month. >> home sales in the bay area plunged nearly 11% in august compared to the previous year. last month was the slowest august since 1992. but median prices increased 6.9% last month from a year ago to $385,000. the report blames the drop in
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sales volume partly to some potential buyers worried about job security and others way waiting to see if prices drop more. >> the numbers of adults living in poverty has reached the highest level since 1965. that's lower than expected given the state of the economy. 43 million people lived in poverty last yea that's one in seven adults. the median houhold income was $49,770. income aually rose for people ages 65 and over because social security benefits increased. the census also says unemployment benefits allowed many people to stay just above poverty. >> meteorologist mike nicco has the forecast. >> take a loooutside, see where the clouds are, where the sunshine is. from mount tam to the south. the clouds hugging the coast. today probably the waest of the next several. talk about a cooling trend tomorrow and update you on the chance of rain not only saturday but looks like sunday, too.
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>> mike, thank you. and pope benedict makes a historic visit to britain. admissions he made today about the church's sex abuse scandal. >> a new book makes claims what michelle obama really thinks about being first lady.
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we're following eaking news ght now from san francisco bay. rightow researchers from the marine mammal center are headed to the port of oakland. this is a live shot of that -- to examine a cargo ship that hit a whale while entering the bay this mornin you can see the whale there, the gray and white oect there on the bow of a ship. the collision hpened just before 10:00 this morning. researchers say they believe the whale was already dead when the ship hit it, but they don't know yet what kind of whale it is so we'll be following up on the story. >> in the meantime let's turn our attention to the weather and
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all th changes coming up. >> yeah. it's ing to feel like fall a little this weekend with chance of rain for some of us, especially up in the north bay and coast. the warm weather takes over for now. even with cloud cover. no flit arrival delays as we look om south beach back to oakland. let's check out those temperatures and show you what we're talking about as f as running still in the 50s around downtown san francisco because of the cloud cover. the rest of the temperatures are running in the 60s. look sat that. even some 70s around santa rosa, fairfield, antioch, concord, livermore and san jose. definitely warme than this time yesterday. monterey 59 bu upper 50s santa cruz, watsonville and salinas. sunshine nd 75 gilroy. highlights, sunny today and our warmestfternoon of this seven-day forecast cycle. clou, a little drizzle tonight through tomorro morning's commute and a chance of rain on saturday, mnly the north bay and along the coast and for the rest of us on sunday.
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as r as our 24 hour temperature change, concord and redwood city, add 3 degrees, 5 oakland and san jose, san francisco andsanta rosa about 7 degrees wrmer than yesterday. we're going to squeeze all the warmth we can out of this 12 hours and 23 minutes of sunshine. south bay where we have mid to upper 7s, 80 los gatos. close san jose about 78. lowto mid-70s on the peninsula. palo alto 76. pockets of sunshine but cloudy along the coast, low to mid-60s for you. south san francisco mid upper 60s. sausalito 72. temperatures about 10 degrees cooler at your beaches and 20 degrees warmer, upper 70s to low 80s in the valley. low to mid-70s all across the eastern -- east bay shore. even richmond's going to make 70 over the east bay hills -- i should say the valleys. mid to upper 70s wit sunshine and morgan hill, gilroy, hollister, t sunshine keeps them in te mid-70s. those lingering clouds hold monterey and carmel mid to upper
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60s. a half game out of first place and half game out of the wildcard. an important game with the dodgers. dropping to 62. we' drop into the mid to upper 50s with thickening clouds and notice the green area. this is where the drizzle will fall along the coast and also the b shore during the overnight hours. high pressure for the most part is going to hold today but start weakening tonight as this low draws near. that's why we'll see the increase in the clouds and potential for drizzle i the morning. the big story, wh will it do this weekend. drizzle, here we are at 7:00 friday morning. watch how it kind of dissipates and most of thrain stays well to the north of us up near eureka. and then by saturday morning you see some of it developing even farther south into the north bay and it will main stay north of the golden gate bridge on saturday. here we are. and then sunda night notice how the cold front slowing sags across the rest of the bay. we wake up to some drizzle. kind of damp sunday morning, a little light rain possible and start to see itry out by 5:00.
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thinking probab less than a tenth of an inch around the bay. even if you don't see the rain which is most likely in the south bay, temperatur drop nearly 10 to 12 degrees by sunday. sunshine breaks out and warer weather for monday and tuesday and also when the autumnal equinohits on wednesday. >> feels like it's already here. thanks, mike. >> you bet. >> pope benedict xvi met with queen elizabeth the second today in scotland. (cheers and applause) >> thousands of people lined the streets to see the pope on th historic visit. this is the fir state visit ever made by a pontiff to the united kingdom. queen elizabeth is also the leader of the church of england which broke off from the roman catholic church five thousand years ago. he said it's the priorit to
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help victims through the human process. >> the white hoe denyi reports michelle obama described her life in the white house as hell. a book coming out friday about the first lady claims recalling mrs. obama anticipat statement. the preciseuote is it's hell, i can't stand it. the french embassy in wasngton also denies the account saying the french first lady distances herself complety from the book, carla and the ambitious. we'll be right back. stay with us.
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today on oprah at 4:00, a look what it's like to be held hostage. at 5:00, the implications from the san bruno fire. doctors talk about the special care and treatment received by burn victims. and the look ahead to flu season, see what experts are predicting ad how cough outbreaks could affect your health. >> that's going to do it for now. enjoy your day, the warmest day of the week, mike? >> absoluty. some of the fog from sky 7,
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that's going to come back tomorrownd start the cooli trend. >> absolutely gorgeous. enjoy it for now. mike, thanks. "who wans to be a millionaire" is coming u next. >> have a great day. bye-bye! captioned by: closed captning services, inc. or at least that's what my mom thinks. with high speed internet from at&t, i get my hework done fast, aving me time to download movies and music and at with my friends. [ mom ] how's your studyin it's coming along! [ female announcer ] work faster, play more with the fastest iernet for the price. call to get high speed for $195 a month with select servic
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